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Queensland

Heeeeyyyyy,

Wow. So it’s been almost a month, and a busy one at that, but I finally have enough time to write a post! I want to put another one up for my Kimberley trip but if I combine the two, it would be too long. Here’s Queensland for ya then…

Cruz had a rugby tour for the first week but we decided to stay an extra because it was, you know, Queensland. I usually hung out with Katie, one of Cruz’ rugby friend’s sister. We went to Dreamworld, Movieworld and Sea World and visited the Sky View Skyscraper. I thoroughly loved the whole experience and wanna go again soon! But anyway, here are some pics of what I did there.

From the Sky View Point Tower

From the Sky View Point Tower

The dolphins were absolutely beautiful

The dolphins were absolutely beautiful

 

My friend, his feet were a little cold...

My friend, his feet were a little cold…

And here are some pics on the rides!

Just a leisurely ride at Sea World

Just a leisurely ride at Sea World

On the Superman - 0-100km in 2 seconds! (Katie is on my right)

On the Superman – 0-100km in 2 seconds! (Katie is on my right)

Hope you enjoy the pics, I certainly loved the rides! Talk soon,

Demi!

 

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One-Minute Cookie!

Heeeeyyyy,

Seeing as I’m heading off to Queensland in 1 day, I didn’t want to leave you hanging for 3 weeks, so here’s an early post for then! Ok, I got really bored yesterday and decided to make a one-minute cookie. I have made these in the past but have only tried this recipe once – http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2013/06/microwave-chocolate-chip-cookie-in-a-mug/

It’s super yummy, if you want to improve it, I would recommend doubling the amount of ingredients and using a whole egg instead of just the egg yolk (whole egg for the double batch, egg yolk for single batch). I would also suggest using more chocolate chips than what it says because, admit it, you can never have too many! Make sure you cook it so that the top is fully cooked; it doesn’t matter if the middle is a bit raw, I like it more like that…

Enjoy,

Demi!

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Holidays 😝

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So, it’s been a while, but I have a valid excuse. SCHOOL. Honestly, in the past 2 weeks, I’ve had 4 assessments, 6 tests and probably 300 pieces of homework. However, it’s holidays now!!! 3 blissful weeks of no stress. And we weren’t given any work to do (except study for French) which is the best news because… I’m going to Queensland and the Kimberley’s!!!!! The reason we’re going to Queensland is because Cruz’ rugby team is flying over there to participate in a carnival. It has taken many many hours of fundraising and hard effort, but we raised enough money to get everyone over there :) We leave on the 9th of July, and the rest of my family stays there until around the 24th. Not me though. Nope, I fly back to Perth alone on the 20th in order to catch my flight to the Kimberley’s. It’s going to be hectic! Anyway, when I get home, I’m going to wash all my clothes and pack my hiking backpack (we aren’t allowed suitcases) and head round to my friend’s place so we can be dropped at the airport.

Then it’s only a matter of finding our school tour group, not missing the flight, and enjoying the ride. I found out at one of our numerous meetings that we will be in a bus for 8 hours straight after getting off the plane. So that will be fun! I’m in the Kimberley’s for 10 days, skipping the first week of school… I can’t wait to be at the community schools – my group will be at Purnululu (also called Frog Hollow) Community School – and meet heaps of new people. I hope everyone enjoys the break off school 😀

Demi!

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Teacher Types?

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In the midst of all these assessments, people often wonder if they are getting the most out of their learning. So, basically, I’ve come up with a few categories that teacher’s generally come under. Please don’t be offended, this is just a joke sort of thing… It’s just general so if you don’t come under these, congratulations – you’re unique!!

  1. Try Hard – These teachers are really nice, however they sometimes go overboard to involve the class in activities and tasks. I like these teachers.
  2. Try Not – They are the complete opposites of the ‘Try Hards’ and often look forward to the end of the school day as much as the students! I don’t like these teachers because classes are boring and I don’t learn. At all.
  3. Complainer – Also known as ‘The Worst.’ These teachers will spend the whole lesson Complaining about the weirdest things, instead of teaching, and I usually sit there sleeping. Or talking to my friends. Or doing other homework. I don’t like these teachers. You get even less work done than the ‘Try Nots.’
  4. Motivational – These teachers are so good to have at school because just when you want to give up on an assessment, they’ll come along and lift you back up. I love these teachers.

Thanks for reading,

Demi!

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What’s On At School?

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With less than a month before the end of term, tests, assessments and results are coming in so fast that I can barely keep up! Ok, so to fill you guys in on what’s been happening…

I’ve done an English and HASS assessment, science test, and have currently got an assessment in process with one coming up along with another test. So for my English assessment, we had to interview someone and write about a part of their life. I wrote about Mum and Dad moving to Australia and received 72%. Not my best work, but I’m proud of it! In HASS we had to answer questions on politics and such. My mark was 26/30 (87%)!!! My top mark for HASS this year – yay! The science test was on chemistry (I LOVE chemistry!) and I got….. 100%!!!!!!!! Whoop whoop 😝

Upcoming is a biblical studies assessment, another HASS assignment and a math test. I also have an end of topic test for science, but I look forward to that…Studying for math now – trigonometry 😔 I don’t mind it but it takes so long to work out the answers.

Demi!

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Fav Quotes

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Today I thought I would tell you a little about me. So, whenever I feel stressed or like procrastinating (10 times a day…) I go onto a website called Lolsotrue and screenshot the best quotes I find. Some are a little ‘dodgy’ so just ignore them, but here are a few of my favourites that I absolutely love!

Microwave

Mum Blankets

Personal Favourite!

Personal Favourite!

Enjoy these,

Demi!

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Tennis

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I’ve done a post on drama, and one on gymnastics so this one is gonna be about tennis! I started last year, with Jade. Because it’s way too hot in Summer, I just play in Winter, which means I have started again! I missed the first week, then the second week I tried to catch a bus there but looked at the weekday timetable, not the Saturday one… so missed it again. This week, I was determined to get the timetable right so I double checked. However, after my shower, my brain told me that I was super late so I ran around the house doing 30 things at once, then sprinted to the bus stop. I hopped on the bus, all good. Got off the bus, all good. Arrived at tennis, not all good. Mark (one of the coaches) goes, “You’re early.” I replied, “Yeah, the bus has changed times so I have to come 10 minutes earlier.” Then he said, “What are ya going to do for the next hour?” I was like, huh??? Hour??? Then realised I had caught the bus an HOUR before I was meant to. Yay me. Stuffed up 2 weeks in a row. Great job, Demi. Maybe next time you’ll look at your watch before you hop on the bus! Mark let me play a few games of tennis with myself while I waited, which was fun. Oh, and this week there was a massive storm so I didn’t go (plus, I woke up at 10:30, when my bus get’s there…).

Ok, so getting to the point. We learn front-hands, back-hands, volleys and serves, and play a few games to start. It’s great playing with Jade because we can help each other out. I love going as it’s something to do on the weekend and an awesome sport to play! At the end, we get ranked on how well we did. I got 43/50 last week, with the highest being 44!!!! Can’t believe it! Enjoy the day,

Demi!

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NAPLAN 😖

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For the past 3 days, I have been studying madly for NAPLAN. Since I missed the year 7 one due to a holiday, I had no idea what to expect! My friend, Munish, gave me 6 booklets for studying math and they really helped, thanks :)

Day one: Grammar/punctuation/spelling and writing

It may sound crazy, but I LOVE doing the spelling and punctuation part of it. I finished the test in only half the time so spent the rest of it checking my work. I feel really confident that I did great in this, yay! After a 20 minute break, we had to do writing. Everyone was expecting persuasive text, but instead, it was a narrative. We had to use a sign and make a story out of it. As we only had 30 minutes writing time, I don’t think I did too well because I had only just managed to set the scene when the instructor said 10 minutes left, so the end was rushed :(

Day two: Reading comprehension

I was looking forward to this as I love reading and learn heaps of new things. Overall it was pretty easy, though I got stuck on a few questions. Can’t wait for the results!

Day three: Numeracy – Non-calc and calc

Today we had math. First up was calculator which wasn’t too hard, save for about 3 questions. During the break I handed around some food to let everyone’s brains work again (food always helps!). Next up was non-calc. I had just finished the 2nd page and said, “wow, this isn’t so bad,” when I saw the next question. Oh, it was so hard!!! Something to do with a truck driving 200km for $47.25, then working out how much it would cost to drive 80km. As we didn’t have a calculator, I struggled, so guessed that answer. Hope I do ok in those two departments!!

Sorry for taking 2 weeks for a post, I’ve been flat out studying and completing assessments, ugh.

Demi!

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Cruise Boat!

Heeeyyyyy,

To finish off the holidays, we chose to go to Esperance from Fremantle and back, in a cruise boat! We booked it when dad had a different job, and it worked with his schedule. But then he got another job and couldn’t go so we invited Aunty Tania. We took a bus, a train, one more train, then arrived in Fremantle. Skipping all the details, we boarded the P&O Pacific Eden at 4pm. I usually love cruising but since it was a 5 day one, I didn’t have time to get used to the rocky seas. I was so seasick the entire time that I didn’t eat for the first 3 days. The first time I had a proper meal was in Esperance! It was so good to be off the boat, I could have kissed the floor… Here are some pics of the most amazing place on earth (already decided to live there in future)

Walking along the waterfront, overlooking the boat

Walking along the waterfront, overlooking the boat

 

Whale tail

Whale tail

I then found a playground, with a kids swing that I could actually fit in!! I was so surprised that it wasn’t the standard that I had to get a photo:

The kiddy swing!

The kiddy swing!

And lastly, here are a couple of pics of our cabin and the boat. On our other cruises we had a balcony but since it was such a good price to get a ‘cave’ we chose that. It was so much bigger and a really different experience.

Our cabin. I slept on a bed that came out of the roof (it had no rail!)

Our cabin. I slept on a bed that came out of the roof (it had no rail!)

 

In the tender (lifeboat) going back to the ship.

In the tender (lifeboat) going back to the ship.

Have fun back at school (haha!)

Demi!

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Quiz #12

Heeeeyyyy,

What sports do you do outside of school?

Mine are gymnastics and drama, but in Winter I play tennis too. When there is a sport event at school (mostly cross country) I run laps of the park to train. However, this year I’m missing cross country :( It’s on the second day back at school, Friday 29th, but I’m on a cruise boat from Monday 25th April so can’t go. That’s fine though, I’ll be chilling in the pool or watching a movie in the cinema 😀 Can’t wait!!!!!!

Demi!

P.S. I’ll write another post around next weekend about my cruise 😉